Sanitation and Water Action (SAWA) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established and registered in 2009 with registration number 0884 under section 11(3) of Act No. 24 of 2002. The purpose was to promote and ensure sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water supply services through appropriate programs that are managed by the communities and private sector in the country.
The main thrust of the organization is to support communities to have reliable access to clean and safe water within reduced distances. SAWA provides advisory and supervisory services for the construction of different types of water supply systems (e.g. wells, boreholes, piped schemes, and rainwater harvesting systems).
Environmental sanitation and hygiene promotion are integral parts of the domestic water supply therefore a key focus areas of services provided by the organization. This involves planning, designing, construction of improved community and school based sanitation facilities (both household and public), piloting of affordable sanitation technologies and appropriate urban solid waste management
Given the pressing need for capacity building of the stakeholders as well as private and public institutions, SAWA undertakes Consultancy services towards developing appropriate strategies for human resources development and organizational development in the Water and Environmental sanitation sectors